baby Rhett // Memphis Family Photographer

Rhett, our little hockey playing fawn…325

…sleeping under the giving tree. ❤14

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Cherry Reverie (pt1) // Memphis Portrait Photographer

“The poor young man must work for his bread; he eats; when he has eaten, he has nothing left but reverie. He enters God’s theater free; he sees the sky, space, the stars, the flowers, the children, the humanity in which he suffers, the creation in which he shines. He looks at humanity so much that he sees the soul, he looks at creation so much that he sees God. He dreams, he feels that he is great; he dreams some more, and he feels that he is tender. From the egotism of the suffering man, he passes to the compassion of the contemplating man. A wonderful feeling springs up within him, forgetfulness of self, and pity for all. In thinking of the countless enjoyments nature offers, gives, and gives lavishly to open souls and refuses to closed souls, he, a millionaire of intelligence, comes to grieve for the millionaires of money. All hatred leaves his heart as all light enters his mind. And is he unhappy? No. The poverty of a young man is never miserable. ”
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MUA: Emily Holman

Model: Alaina Hartle

Cherry Blossom Sneak // Memphis Portrait Photographer

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”

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Special thanks to:

MUA: Emily Holman

Model: Alaina Hartle

Watercolor Kids // Memphis Tennessee Child Photography

“If I were a pattern,

I would be the pattern of paint that a bird would make if you dipped a bird’s wings in watercolor

and then set the bird loose inside a paper lantern.

I’m pretty sure that’s it!” 17386524

Personal // Portrait Photography Memphis TN

Today I am sharing sort of a catch all of some of the fun my twin daughters and I have been having this summer. I try to photograph my daughters on film at least once a month.  Since it is a lovely sunny summer here, this post is full of lots of water play surrounded by our friends and family.  Here you will see us cooling off with our best friend Erin while drinking chilly Sonic slushies, the day the twins learned how to “swim”, and family portraits from Father’s day with their new cousin, Koda.

This post is also part of the Film Mama blog circle. Follow along the links in provided in this circle to see other photographers from around the world, sharing their journey with film. This post also a mixed bag when it comes to film stock and camera, as there are three varieties of each here. I will try to identify for those who are interested. Please check out the next “Film Mama”, Tricia Burrough here.

ps.  Photographing the sky has become a favorite way for me to remember.  I love the look of clouds on film.

Holga120, Ektar100

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Perfectly Imperfect // Portrait Photography Memphis Tn

 

 

Being a mother of vivacious toddler twins does not leave time for much else. I want to be fully present during these tender years, so sometimes my personal dreams are sort of put on “pause”. Not shelved completely, just waiting.  I’ll admit I’m pretty behind in my editing because during all of this I feel it is important to keep shooting, even if I won’t get the time to look at it. I’ve got scans on my hard drive, film at the processor, and another dozen rolls to be shipped.  This is not a complaint but a blessing to have a life so full of experiences, light, creativity, and love.

So in the mean time, here is one from the cutting room floor.  A shoot earlier in the summer when the clover was thick and the sun was setting fast.  It’s what I refer to as “perfectly imperfect” with it’s light leak that occasionally occurs on the first frame.  A lesson that although life can beautiful, it is often flawed.

 

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